Pon Kumaran

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Pon Kumaran
Chennai, India
Other namesP. Kumar
OccupationScreenwriter, film director
Years active2011–present

Pon Kumaran (also credited as P. Kumar) is an Indian film writer and director working predominantly in Kannada and Tamil films.[1] He made his directorial debut with the blockbuster Kannada film Vishnuvardhana (2011) which got rave reviews and earned him many awards including a nomination at the Filmfare Awards.[2] He has also penned the story and dialogues for the Rajinikanth starrer Lingaa (2015).[3][4]

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Kumaran is a Chennai based filmmaker and writer who worked as an assistant to many leading directors before making his own stint as an independent director.


Year Title Language Notes
2011 Vishnuvardhana Kannada Credited as P. Kumar
SIIMA Award for Best Debutant Director
Sandalwood Star Award for Best Debut Director
Sandalwood Star Award for Best Screenwriter
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Director – Kannada
Based on Handphone
2012 Chaarulatha Kannada
Based on Alone
2014 Bachchan Bengali Credited for Story
Remake of Vishnuvardhana
2014 Jai Lalitha Kannada Remake of Mayamohini
2014 Tirupati Express Kannada Ramake of Venkatadri Express
2014 Lingaa Tamil Credited for story and dialogues
2015 Raja Rajendra Kannada Based on His Highness Abdullah
2017 Gowdru Hotel Kannada Remake of Ustad Hotel
2018 Yajamana Kannada story, screen play, Direction


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